Written By Ryan Bonner
August 25th, 2011
With Hurricane Irene setting its sights on Long Island, Suffolk County officials are urging residents to sign up for the county's emergency notification system.
The county's CodeRED program allows residents to receive updates about the storm as it draws closer to our area.
The CodeRED system can deliver customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to county homes and businesses at the proven capacity of millions of calls per day. CodeRED also has high-speed email and text messaging capability, county officials said.
You can enroll in the Code RED system here:
If you know of someone who is interested in the program but does not have Internet access, they can call the Office of Emergency Management’s Customer Service Number (631) 852-4900, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.
Recently due to a traffic accident and the resulting log jam of Rubberneckers, the Town of Southampton on the East End of Long Island urged residents to use CodeRED to be alerted of these type of situations with the aim of reducing congestion on the streets.